Friday, 4 October 2013

It all started with .......

It all started with ...... That could apply to any number of events in my 55 years of life! However I would pick today the subject of blogging.
Up until about three years ago I'd not even heard of "blogging"! Then I had a visit from my niece Emma and after a general chat she mentioned having a blog. She told me I should give it a go and explained as best as she could about the subject.

To be honest (please don't kill me Emma lol) I couldn't really see why you would blog. I thought who the heck would read it and why?  I didn't know a jot about the blogging world and felt totally un qualified to write about anything.

Emma was very kind and helped me get stared . We started with a name . I felt it had to say something about me. Well my name is Jill and when Emma and her brother Sam were little they called me jilly. It'd also say most of the time I'm jolly ...... And there it was jollyjillys was born.

I kind of knew what to do but still didn't if that makes sense lol. So I left the blog to sit in the dust so to speak. Then one day Emma said " you have a great name you should write more"! So I set out to try again. This time it was easier and as I started to look at other blogs and the style's I started to learn.

My son helped and made my header , this picture is soooo me lol. It gave the blog a nice identity and look. The more I wrote the more I loved it. Don't get me wrong I've made mistakes along the way but I have learnt as well.

Recently I fell out of blog love again and had a blog block with nothing to say or share. Writing this post about "it started with ..." Has made me think about why I blog and how I would miss it.
So October is a fresh start and I'm really trying hard to find my inner blogger again!

Go check out my niece at www.thesyders.blogspot.com to read an excellent blog and also my nephews wife at www.louslakeviews.com well worth it, as they are a great read.






6 comments :

  1. I have always enjoyed reading your bloggs my friend!! I cant think why you would even think of stopping!!
    I have only just started myself and havent got a clue what i am doing! Still, you never know, one day i just might get the hang of it! Keep up the good work!!! :D x x x

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    1. Thank you leese I am glad you enjoy the blog. No I will not stop as I do love it. I just hate when you have a block and you just cant think of anything interesting to say. I am sure me or em will help you in a flash if you need it xxxxx

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  2. Keep going Jill. We all have a break from time to time, I had a 6 month one a few years back. I couldn't give up blogging now, it becomes part of who you are doesn't it. I love your blog and I'm so glad you started xxx

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    1. oh dont worry em i will keep going as I really do enjoy it. I just want to make the blog good and I worry when i dont have anything to say lol. Thanks again for the start all those years ago xxxx

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  3. Thanks for mentioning me Jill and please keep writing, I love reading your blog xxxx

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    1. My pleasure Lou love reading yours 2 xxxx

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